What cost of living crisis? Travel agency launches £120,000 tour of Africa by private jet
With many worried about high energy prices and the cost of living crisis, a luxury tour operator has unveiled a three-week tour of Africa next September costing £119,875 – or 5 £450 per day.
Abercrombie & Kent is offering 48 travelers an extended bed aboard a 757 private jet.
They will first fly from London to Cairo and Luxor in Egypt to visit the Pyramids and the antiquities of the Upper Nile. Then, head to Rwanda, for an encounter with the mountain gorillas.
In Tanzania, they will “explore the Serengeti in search of Africa’s iconic wildlife and soar over its plains in a hot air balloon”.
For Botswana, ‘the best safari camps’ are promised as they search for wildlife in the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.
In Cape Town, accommodation is at One&Only. The choice of activities includes a wine tasting, a helicopter ride or a visit to Robben Island – where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.
The journey north begins with a stop in Cotonou, Benin, where participants can “attend a voodoo (voodoo) ceremony for an authentic insight into this venerable religion.”
The final nation is Morocco, for one night under the stars in the Sahara and another at L’Oberoi in Marrakech.
The longest flight leg is just six hours from Cape Town to Cotonou, which means passengers may not take full advantage of the extended beds. But they will be accompanied on board by a doctor, a photographer and a porter.
Geoffrey Kent, Founder and Managing Director of Abercrombie & Kent, said: “Africa is where I was born, where my parents and I founded A&K 60 years ago and where, even today, I still feel indissolubly linked to the earth and its inhabitants.
“I am proud that A&K offers the best African travel experience available.”
Price is per person based on two sharing, with a one-time supplement of £26,290. Passengers are warned that prices may increase if exchange rates move unfavorably.
On Wednesday, the pound fell to its lowest level against the US dollar since 1985.